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Things to do this Father’s Day
From wine workshops to a inflatable obstacle course (plus unique gift ideas)
Last updated: Tuesday, 12 June 2022
Father’s Day: The day on which we show our dads just how grateful we are for their odd jokes and big hearts. Let him be a kid again at an inflatable obstacle course, or exploring a magical forest with a coffee. And don’t forget the decadent feasts at a brewery or steakhouse (some come with a free beer). Plus, some cool gift ideas this Father’s Day.
MAKE YOUR DAD FEEL EXTRA COOL AT A BREWERY
This urban brewery is offering not one, but two epic Father’s Day menus. Take your pick between the Cool Daddy or Big Daddy, with special items like thick cut bacon, their famous burgers or schnitzels, bitterballen, 500g dry-aged steak and malva pudding. And each menu comes with a complimentary craft beer (330ml for Cool Daddy). If you go for the Big Daddy option, you get a special gift (hint, it’s one of their small batch brews).
Date: Sunday, 18 June; Monday to Saturday, 11am - 10pm; Sundays, 11am - 6pm
Cost: R250 for Cool Daddy menu, R450 for Big Daddy menu
252 Albert Road | Woodstock | 021 203 3045 | @woodstockbrewery | Image: Woodstock Brewery
GO TO A WINE WORKSHOP WITH DAD
The rebels of the vine are coming to Hermanus for a sensory workshop. Jacques Wentzel, winemaker at Black Elephant Vintners, will take guests through the silent disco wine pairing where guests listen to music on headphones while tasting the wine. This is part of the Art of Wine workshops hosted by the Hermanus FynArts Festival. You could also join The Art of Vine with Andre Morgenthal or The Art of Blend with Mark Buuren (winemaker at Antonji Rupert Wyne).
Date: 16 - 18 June; 12pm - 1pm
Cost: R220 for single ticket, R550 for all 3 sessions; book via FynArts
TREAT DAD TO STEAK AND BRANDY
Share a meat-appreciation platter with Dad at a steampunk steakhouse. Char’d Grill & Wine Bar menu is refined with wet or dry-aged meat cuts, juicy burgers and even some vegetarian dishes. Get a brandy or whiskey tasting tray while you’re there, or enjoy some of their gourmet milkshakes with your meal.
Date: Daily, 11am to 9.30pm
Cost: Brandy or Whisky Tasting Trays for R90
Shop 4 Hermanus Waterfront | Hermanus | 028 312 1986 | @chardhermanus | Image: Char’d Grill
CHALLENGE EACH OTHER NINJA STYLE
Let your dad be a kid again at Total Ninja, the largest inflatable obstacle course in Africa inspired by the global phenomenon TV series Ninja Warrior. You can climb, jump and swing across different obstacles using your ninja skills, plus there’s a dedicated section for mini warriors (5 and under). The whole family can join in the fun and it’s a great workout.
Date: Monday to Friday, 10am - 9pm; Sat + Sun, 9am - 9pm
Cost: R80 for mini warriors, R160 for adults; book via totalninja.co.za
Black River Park | The Warehouse | 2 Fir Street | Observatory | @totalninjabrp | Image: Total Ninja
ENJOY A FATHER’S DAY FEAST
Dine in an opulent and historic hotel in the city centre. Taj Cape Town has stylish accents, from marble columns to blown-glass chandeliers, making it an eloquent spot for a Father’s Day lunch. Plus, stand a chance to win a Glenmorangie Hamper or whiskey tasting experience for two. Treat dad to biltong pâté, roast lamb potjie and a welcome drink from Glenmorangie. And for dessert: Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce, all at Mint Restaurant & Terrace.
Date: Sunday, 18 June; 1pm - 4pm
Cost: R450 pp for adults (including a welcome drink); R225 for kids under 12
1 Wale Street | Cape Town City Centre | 021 819 2000 | @tajcapetown | Image: Taj
EXPLORE A SECRET FOREST CAFÉ
Spend your Sunday morning in the magical Tokai forest. Enjoy a morning stroll, cycle or run. And afterwards, treat your dad to a coffee and croissant at Secret Forest Café (half of the fun is finding it). The little family-owned coffee shop has loads of yummy snacks (including doggie treats). Grab a coffee to go or stay for a gourmet bagel or freshly baked croissant.
Date: Tuesday to Friday, 7am - 1pm; Saturday + Sunday, 7am - 3pm
Cost: Free entrance to forest; menu prices vary
Tokai Forest | Sweet Valley | Cape Town | @thesecretforestcafe | Image: Secret Forest Cafe
ROCK OUT TO FLEETWOOD MAC
Watch a Fleetwood Mac tribute show centred around one of their most successful albums: Rumours (1977). Featuring a full band made up of some of Cape Town's top musicians, the tribute show features major hits like “Go Your Own Way”, “Dreams” and “The Chain”. Enjoy pre-drinks and dinner before the show and boogie the night away.
Date: Saturday 17 June; 6pm - 9.30pm
Cost: R280; book via Quicket
Chapman’s Peak Drive | Noordhoek | 021 789 2538 | @caferoux | Image: Cafe Roux
LUNCH IN AN APPLE SHED
Treat dad or that special father figure in your life to a heart-warming lunch at a secret apple farm. The Cheverells Farm Shed is offering their scrumptious breakfasts on Father’s Day, as well as a very special lunch menu that comes with a free Old Harbour Lager on arrival. Bookings are essential at this charming café in Elgin.
Date: Sunday, 18 June; 8am - 3pm
FORAGE FOR MUSHROOMS
Mushroom lovers can once again gather and forage for wild mushrooms and join informative workshops. Delheim Wine’s mountain pine forests are home to over 20 species of wild mushrooms. The daily programme consists of a foraging session, a practical guide to growing your own mushroom and talks on medicinal properties of mushrooms. Plus, enjoy a mushroom-inspired feast during the event (pre-book for feast). All tickets include a goodie bag. No under 18s.
Date: 16 - 18 June; 8.45am - 4.30pm
Cost: From R250; book via Quicket
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PLUS CHECK OUT THESE GIFT IDEAS:
- Isabella at mischu: 100% Arabica coffee named after the founder’s daughter
- Holo Wines: A quintessentially South African brand, great gift for wine-collectors
- Feat Sock Co: Socks as a gift are a staple. Get Dad a whimsical and wonderful pair
- Hippolytas chocolate: The 26-piece Experience Kit of five perfect pralines
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